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Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the US – for good reason. It’s a safe, long-lasting, and confidence-boosting procedure! When considering breast augmentation, there are many things to think about, such as implant type, size, shape, and placement. Before your breast augmentation surgery, you’ll learn more about breast implants from our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian Coan. Here are some of the most important things to know about breast implants, breast augmentation surgery, and how to achieve natural looking results that help you feel confident for years to come.
There are many different implant options that will be discussed during your breast augmentation consultation including size, profile, shape, and texture.
Dr. Coan uses Natrelle silicone implants for his breast augmentation procedures. These implants are often referred to as “gummy bear implants”. Dr. Coan typically uses round implants and prefers to place implants sub-muscularly using inframammary incisions (below the breast crease) to minimize scarring. However, there are many different ways to perform breast implant surgery and he will discuss factors like incision placement, silicone breast implants, and more.
There are three different gummy gels you can choose from to achieve the look and feel you desire. Responsive gel (gummy) looks and feels the most like natural breast tissue. Soft touch (gummier) is the middle-ground of these gummy implants, meaning that they still move around but hold their shape more than responsive gel. Cohesive implants (gummiest) are the most structured of the three and maintain their fullness regardless of your positioning. All three types of implants come in low, moderate, and full profiles to allow you to achieve your desired breast size.
Both profile and gel type will be considered as well as sizing to help you reach your aesthetic goals as they mesh with your pre-existing anatomy.
Dr. Coan will make sizing recommendations based on your pre-existing anatomy, your goals, and your preferred profile and gel type. Things to consider when choosing your implant size are your lifestyle and your existing anatomy. To simplify this process, we will have the opportunity to do a full sizing session for you at your consultation where you will “try on” a variety of implant sizes to determine what suits you. Implants don’t always match directly with bra sizes so it’s best to have a general idea of your ideal look rather than a specific cup size.
Breast augmentation is often combined with other procedures such as a breast lift or Mommy Makeover. Mommy makeovers are a popular choice for women that includes multiple surgeries performed on one day. A tummy tuck, labiaplasty, and/or liposuction can be added to your breast surgery with Dr. Coan! He can determine if you’re a good candidate for a combination procedure during your consultation.
Are you an ALLĒ member? Join today to qualify for Natrelle Perks! As a special thank you for choosing to have your procedure with Dr. Coan, ALLĒ and CARE will treat you to a complimentary syringe of filler or a Botox treatment. Expand your aesthetic horizons beyond just your breasts!
You can expect to return to work within a few days (depending on the nature of your job), and you can resume full activity after just six weeks. In a short three months, you will be fully recovered and ready to return to talk about maintaining your new body and breasts!
It’s a common myth that implants need to be replaced every 10 years. Your implants often last way longer! We see patients who have had their implants for 20+ years and still love their results. In fact, Allergan is so confident in their Natrelle Inspira implants that they have a 10-year warranty. Dr. Coan recommends getting an MRI at nine years post-op to double check your implants.
If you’re considering plastic surgery in Cary, North Carolina, we invite you to reach out and schedule a consultation. Our team, led by the accomplished Dr. Brian S. Coan, a board-certified plastic surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), is dedicated to addressing your concerns and guiding you toward the best course of action. Contact us today to embark on your journey toward enhanced confidence and well-being.Return to Overview